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"parchment" in British English

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parchmentnoun

uk   /ˈpɑːtʃ.mənt/  us   /ˈpɑːrtʃ.mənt/
[U] the ​thin, ​driedskin of some ​animals that was used in the past for writing on, or a high-quality ​paper made to ​look like this: ancient parchment He'd been ​ill for a ​longtime, and his ​skin was like parchment.
[C] a ​document written on parchment: A ​framed parchment ​hung on the ​wall.
(Definition of parchment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parchmentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpɑrtʃ·mənt/
the ​dried, ​paleskin of some ​animals which was used in the past for writing on, or a ​paper made to ​look like this: [U] I ​found a ​scrap of parchment ​dating from the 17th ​century.
(Definition of parchment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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